Questions & Answers
Question: Does my car have to be invited to participate in the Lake Mirror Classic?
Answer: No. We have categories for all types of collectible automobiles regardless of age – provided space is available. The “Concours d’Elegance” is the judged section of the show and it is limited to selected vehicles which must fit within one of the defined classes and be pre-approved by our selection committee. Vehicles applying for the Concours d’Elegance must submit a supplemental application and be approved by the Concours Selection Committee. Click Here for the PDF version of the Concours Supplemental Application
Question: How many cars will you accept?
Answer: We have room for approximately 650 total show vehicles for the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. The Concours d’Elegance is limited by space to approximately 120 vehicles.
Question: Is the Budweiser Hot Rod Rendezvous on Friday evening open to all types of cars? A separate entry fee of $20 applies to vehicles participating in the Hot Rod Rendezvous.
Answer: No. The Hot Rod Rendezvous is only open to Hot Rods and Customs built prior to 1960.
Question: Will there be special parking available for collector cars at the Budweiser Hot Rod Rendezvous on Friday evening?
Answer: Yes. Collector Car Parking will be permitted on the grass on the west side of Lake Mirror for no charge.
Question: Is it hard to find lodging in Lakeland?
Answer: No. The Lakeland area has an ambundance of fine lodging. Visit our Lodging Page for some recommendations.
Question: How will I know when to arrive and where to go the day of the show?
Answer: After your application is accepted you will receive a packet of information from us containing maps, information sheets as well as a dash card to place in your windshield. This packet will have a specific check in time and gate number for your arrival.
Question: Can I park next to my friend’s car?
Answer: If you both have the same arrival time and gate number then just arrive at the gate together. If your gates and times are different then it means that your cars are not similar enough to be on display together. Cars are put on display according to age and category of car.
Question: Is there secured parking on Friday night?
Answer: Yes. There will be secured parking in the Orange Street garage. Details will be provided in the vehicle registration packet.
Question: How many cars of a particular marquee need to be registered before we can have our own special display area?
Answer: We need at least 10 registered cars before considering a dedicated group display area. Special display ares are subject to space availability.
Question: As a spectator, where can I park?
Answer: There are many parking lots around the city that are open to the public the day of the show.
Question: How can I qualify to the Concours d’Elegance portion of the show?
Answer: The vehicle must fit into one of the Concours categories and you must submit a supplemental application and photos for review by the Concours selection committee.
Question: Is there a separate entry fee for the Concours?
Answer: No. A single registration fee takes care of Downtown Festival or Concours registration. Vehicles applying for the Concours d’Elegance must submit a supplemental application and be approved by the Concours Selection Committee. Click Here for the PDF version of the Concours Supplemental Application
Question: Does my car have to be pre-registered?
Answer: All cars, except Cars For Sale, must be preregistered for the show. Early registration ends Oct. 1 with a registration fee of $50. Late registration continues until 10/10 with a registration fee of $75
Question: When will I know if I’ve been selected for the Concours?
Answer: You will be notified by mail in latter part of September.
Question: Are rental golf carts or motorized scooters available at the show?
Answer: No, we do not provide this service.
Question: Does the auction permit vehicles to be consigned with a minimum reserve price?
Answer: Yes. Consignors who establish a minimum reserve price will pay a $250 consignors fee in addition to the sellers commission. Vehicles offered with no reserve are not charged the consignors fee.
Question: What are the fees to sell or buy a car in the Classic Car Auction?
Answer: Sellers are charged a 5% commission and buyers pay a 5% buyers premium ($3,000 maximum buyers premium).
Question: How do I apply to be a vendor at the Lake Mirror Classic?
Answer: Contact Ginny Askew at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (863) 683-2228.
Send your questions to: Registrar@lakemirrorclassic.com